The island dream.--Incipit vita nova.--To Frau Gertrud.--November night.--The marble works--The Latin scholar.--The wolf.--Walter Kömpff.--The field devil.--Chagrin d'amour.--A man by the name of Ziegler.--The homecoming.--The city.--Robert Aghion.--The cyclone.--From the childhood of Saint Francis of Assisi.--Inside and outside--Tragic.--Dream journeys.--Harry, the Steppenwolf.--An evening with Dr. Faust.--Edmund.--The interrupted class Topic: Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962
Blends elements of psychoanalysis and Asian religions to probe an Indian aristocrat's efforts to renounce sensual and material pleasures and discover ultimate spiritual truths Topics: Gautama Buddha, Buddha and Buddhism
A classic of modern literature, The Journey to the East is a profound rendering of the struggle between faith and despair. The hero, identified only as H.H., recounts a fantastic spiritual and geographic pilgrimage he took years ago with the League, a secret society whose members include the likes of Paul Klee, Mozart, and Baudelaire. Traversing both time and space, the pilgrims come across Noah's Ark in Zurich and meet Don Quixote at Bremgarten, only to part ways in seeming discord at the... Topics: Allegory, Allegory
The island dream -- Incipit vita nova -- To Frau Gertrud -- November night -- The marble works -- The Latin scholar -- The wolf -- Walter Kömpff -- The field devil -- Chagrin d'amour -- A man by the name of Ziegler -- The homecoming -- The city -- Robert Aghion --The cyclone -- From the childhood of Saint Francis of Assisi -- Inside and outside -- Tragic -- Dream journeys -- Harry, the Steppenwolf -- An evening with Dr. Faust -- Edmund -- The interrupted class
Hesse portrays the turmoil of Emil Sinclair, a docile young man who is drawn by his schoolmates into a secret and dangerous world of petty crime and revolt against convention. This first major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse incorporates a theme he returned to again and again in most of his works: the fundamental duality of existence. The youthful protagonist, Emil Sinclair, recognizes that life consists of opposing forces; however, his older friend, Max Demian, manages to... Topics: Classics, Non-Classifiable, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Literary Criticism, Adolescence,...